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Introduction to Blacksmithing in North York Moors National Park

Introduction to Blacksmithing in North York Moors National Park

Duration: 1 day

Price: £140

Run by: David Stephenson
at David Stephenson Artist Blacksmith

Sunnyview
Lockton
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 7PY

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About the Course

The course is run by full-time blacksmith and experienced teacher David Stephenson. Forging skills are largely learned by experience so the course is very hands-on.
During the morning we work on a range of forging skills, including tapering,controlled bending,punching, twisting,and riveting. We work on real projects so that students have a range of small completed items to take home.
After lunch we work on a more ambitious project, developing the skills covered during the morning and extending into splitting and possibly fire welding.

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What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided.
Please wear boots and old work clothes, preferably not of a nylon fleece material. Other safety equipment is provided.
Refreshments and a home-cooked vegetarian lunch are included.

We generally work with individual students providing 1:1 tuition but can accommodate up to 2 students together.

On-site bed and breakfast accommodation can be arranged for a relaxing break in the North York Moors National Park.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly